This brings me to what Gary writes is the main work of teacher: learning about their students. He writes:
A teacher who is mindful and involved with student work without being the center of attention can teach without lecturing. Teacher roles in the constructionalist classroom include:
Ethnographer - finding out what children already know
Documentatarian - collecting evidence of learning that makes the invisible thinking of children visible
Studio manager - making appropriate tools, materials and resources available so children can make their ideas come to life
Wise leader - guide children's inquiry towards big ideas without coercionSo today we were studio managers - and a great time was had by all!
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